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Hamilton focussed on performance during West Indies A-Team series

THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- Jahmar Hamilton said he was approaching the home series between West Indies-A and Sri Lanka-A with a clear mind and...

West Indies comeback kid Rampaul wants to ‘get the ball rolling’

CARDIFF, Wales -- Ravi Rampaul had a long lay-off from the game at the international level and now the West Indies fast bowler is...

Letter: The voice of ignorance

Dear Sir: Kendia Laramore's article of May 29 gave not so much offence as dismay that any young, literate person can be so ignorant and...

Letter: The letter The Guardian refused to print

Dear Sir: Australia woke up this week to a new digital edition of The Guardian. The editor, Katharine Viner, told the nation of The Guardian’s...

Commentary: ‘Brutal’ talks and the US-Caribbean relationship

By Sir Ronald Sanders Much media coverage was given to the signing on May 28 in Trinidad of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)...

Commentary: Coach Phil Jackson on Michael vs Kobe

By Anthony L Hall One can be forgiven for thinking that a comparison between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as basketball players has merit if...

Travel – How to find cheap hotels in Milton Keynes

The Caribbean is a favourite vacation destination for many UK residents. Here is something that may be of interest to those travelling in the...

Guatemala summit teaches tourism stakeholders how to optimise cruise industry benefits

ANTIGUA, Guatemala -- A gathering of tourism stakeholders -- including government officials, tourism ministries, tour and port operators and more -- and cruise executives...

Dominica to pioneer mobile education initiative for youth

ROSEAU, Dominica -- BrightPath Foundation, a youth-focused non-profit organisation based in Trinidad and Tobago, is spearheading a mobile app development education initiative for Dominica. The...

New strategic direction on agenda of Caribbean fisheries ministers

CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados -- The seventh meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) opens this Friday in Christ Church,...

St Vincent sailors on board for British warship’s swansong

HMS Edinburgh PORTSMOUTH, England -- Six sailors from St Vincent and the Grenadines have been part of an historic voyage onboard the last of the...

First EU ambassador to OECS presents credentials

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Mikael Barfod, European Union (EU) ambassador of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, on Tuesday became the first EU ambassador to...

British official says agriculture should be encouraged on Montserrat

By Nerissa Golden BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Backyard gardening and larger cultivation projects should be encouraged in Montserrat, said head of Britain’s Overseas Territories...

US Coast Guard repatriates 24 Cuban migrants

MIAMI, USA -- The US Coast Guard repatriated a total of 24 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, in two separate incidents last...

Barbados is open for business, says minister

By Theresa Blackman BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados is open for business, says minister of industry, international business, commerce and small business development, Donville Inniss,...

Dominican Republic and Cuba to expand trade relations

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Dominican Republic and Cuba have taken new steps aimed at increasing commercial relations, as the two Caribbean nations are...

ECCB rejects devaluation of EC dollar

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has rejected a suggestion by international ratings agency Moody’s Investor Services...

President of China arrives in Trinidad on Friday

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- President of China, Xi Jinping, is due to arrive in Trinidad on Friday evening for a three-day state visit....

Guyana and Suriname encouraged to intensify Islamic ties

President of Guyana Donald Ramotar (L) greets the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now...

Bravo ready to lead from front as West Indies eye ‘mini-World Cup’ glory

CARDIFF, Wales -- Dwayne Bravo says he is excited and eager to lead the West Indies into the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and...